Borussia Dortmund held on to book their place in the UEFA Champions league final despite a 2-O defeat in the second leg of their semifinal with Real Madrid as the Bundesliga side progressed 4-3 on aggregate.
Real looked down and out before substitute Karim Benzema scored from close range in the 83rd minute and Sergio Ramos struck five minutes later but with the Real fans going wild in the stands Dortmund held on.
Jose Mourinho’s Real side had missed several early chances before Dortmund settled and as the home side committed more men forward in the second half the visitors squandered several opportunities of their own.
Dortmund, the European champions in 1997 on their only appearance in the final, will play German rivals Bayern Munich or Barcelona in the May 25 showpiece at Wembley stadium.
After being so assured for so much of the game, Dortmund were suddenly struggling to cope with the waves of Real attacks, with Sergio Ramos being set up by Benzema to fire high into the net in the 88th minute, but there was to be no dramatic leveller in six minutes of added time.